Question 5600G odd overheating issues

Mar 10, 2022
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Hi there!
I've been running my 5600G since September in my build, and I added a 980ti recently, rendering the graphics section redundant.

Generally, my temps are good. I average 50°C idle and 70°C under load, but when I open Microsoft Flight Simulator, it increases to 100°C pretty quickly. My GPU goes to a max of 75°C in MSFS, and when I touch the tempered glass, it feels hot to touch so probably not a sensor error.

I have 4 fans in my system, a CiT Flash case and I'm using the stock Wraith Stealth, so I have two questions.

  1. Do you think there is something wrong with my CPU?
  2. Is there a setting that can disable the graphics cores, to reduce stress?
If you think it's my CPU, I'll probably upgrade to a 5700 or something anyway so please let me know what you think.

Many thanks :)
 

tennis2

Judicious
Your issue is case airflow. The CiT Flash is pretty, but how much air are the front intake fans getting through that solid glass front panel and small vent slits on the side?

CPU is fine on it's own because it only dumps out 65W of heat into the case. As soon as you add ~240W from the GTX980Ti, things get out of hand.

Here's an experiment. Remove the front panel so the front fans aren't suffocated and monitor temps.
 

Phaaze88

Titan
Ambassador
Yes, typical result with poor airflow or inadequate cooling.
In this scenario, the Wraith Stealth's air 'intake' is the 980Ti's exhaust, and the Stealth doesn't have a very high thermal capacity to begin with.
The fans at the front likely aren't doing a whole lot either: cheap ARBG fans + practically solid front panel = front intake is weak.
 
Mar 10, 2022
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Yes, typical result with poor airflow or inadequate cooling.
In this scenario, the Wraith Stealth's air 'intake' is the 980Ti's exhaust, and the Stealth doesn't have a very high thermal capacity to begin with.
The fans at the front likely aren't doing a whole lot either: cheap ARBG fans + practically solid front panel = front intake is weak.
Thanks! What would you recommend for a new CPU fan?
 

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